I noticed that with my F5. thats what gave me the idea for this thread post. not sure if its because of the color matrix meter in the F5 or not
I think that the biggest reason I am comfortable with any film in any of my cameras is because I incident meter.
It's not that I don't use my camera's meters, just that incident metering is primary and I have learned how to use each of my camera's meters to mimic the readings I get from an incident meter directly.
Most major manufacturers in the 70s and 80s weigthed meter to favor color print film or slide depending on the level of the market the body was aimed at.
Amatuer bodies were set to over expose slightly to favor print film where adavanced/pro bodies were set to under expose slightly to favor slide film.
I've found that 35mm works best in the 35mm cameras, because with 35mm in the MF cameras, I have to unload the camera in the dark instead of just rewinding the film. Unless it's my Yashica 635 or my Rolleiflex & Rolleikin. Oh, yeah, and I can't put sheet film into a Minox.
I don't pay an attention to this sort of thing. I'm more interested in which film I feel like shooting and it goes in whichever body is next in the "use-me" queue.
I was suspicious of exposure bias based on expected use in the mid 70s, sometime in the late 70s early 80s this was confirmed by Pop Photo editors.
I base film choice on shooting requirements and then pick a suitable body.
I have only one 35mm and one medium format camera. I would like to shoot Delta 100 or Fuji Acros 100 in the FM2 since I don't like too much grain, but for what I use the Nikon for (indoor/lowlight) I am usually in need of more speed so I have just bought some Delta 400 to try and I hope that does the trick. I find Tri X and HP5 are too grainy in 35mm. If so I will stick to just Delta 400 for b/w.
I have two backs for the RB67 so I usually keep Delta 100/Fuji Acros 100 in one and then Tri-X/HP5 in the other. I find the grain is not much of an issue on 6x7 negs.
I have only ever shot colour on Portra 400 in the RB67 and was blown away by the lack of grain. So Portra 400 or Portra 160 (depending on lighting) would be my colour film of choice. It would probably make more sense to get an ND filter and just use Portra 400 for all colour stuff now that I think about it.
I shoot good picture film in my F-1 and my Rolleiflex. I shoot bad picture film in my digicam and my Moskva-5.